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(Dec 01, 2017)

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Miller: Substance Abuse Forum huge success; many questions answered

(Nov 29, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 29 – From dealing with the unique stresses and emotional turmoil of a loved one’s addiction, to the practical challenges many face in getting appropriate treatment, the Substance Abuse Forum held today by state Rep. Dan Miller delved deeply into navigating the road to recovery. Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, said the free, five-session event at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Washington Road provided attendees with expert insights from more than a dozen panelists in the legal, medical, human services and drug addiction recovery fields. “We envisioned this as a public service event where those impacted by the opioid and heroin crisis could learn more about the ‘Challenges to Recovery’ – with separate focuses on families, kids, crime and access to treatment – and it did not disappoint,” Miller said. “We set out to cover all the bases and provide useful information, and our panelists certainly delivered.” Miller said the presence of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who hosted the opening session with a discussion centered on the drug epidemic’s scope and what his office is doing to combat it, underscored the seriousness of the problem. Shapiro said, “The opioid epidemic is the number one public health and public safety problem facing Pennsylvania, and it’s my top priority as attorney general. We lose 13 Pennsylvanians every day to this crisis. My office has arrested more Read more


Two Community Events This Week!

(Nov 28, 2017)

Dear Friends, I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving and hopefully had a little extra time off with your families. Read more


Substance Abuse Forum & Resource Fair

(Nov 22, 2017)

Our Substance Abuse Forum on November 29th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is almost here! We are very excited about our programming, which kicks off with a special discussion with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and we hope to find a variety of answers, solutions, and ideas that can help people find their way to long-term recovery. Read more


Miller to host free Substance Abuse Forum, Resource Fair on Nov. 29

(Nov 20, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 20 – Noting its in-depth focus on “Challenges to Recovery,” state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, invites the public to attend a free Substance Abuse Forum from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will open the event with a noon to 1 p.m. overview of what his office is doing to combat the opioid and heroin public health epidemic, Miller said, followed by four panel discussions on related topics. A member of the House Human Services and Judiciary committees and the HOPE (Heroin, Opioid Prevention, and Education) Caucus, Miller has made addressing the opioid/heroin crisis and saving lives a top legislative priority. He said the forum is designed to address common hurdles on the road to recovery – and is paired with a Resource Fair of exhibitors that will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “This is not an awareness-level event; by now, everyone is aware that we have a crisis on our hands,” Miller said. “In addition to Attorney General Shapiro, we’ve assembled four panels of experts who will share their knowledge and take questions from the audience, with the goal of providing concrete information to help addicts and their families.” The Substance Abuse Forum will include these five sessions, for which registration at www.MillerSubstanceAbuse.eventbrite.com is encouraged but not required: Read more


Miller: Baldwin-Whitehall, Keystone Oaks school districts to benefit from $100,000 in ‘Safe Schools’ Police/Resource Officer grants

(Nov 17, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 17– The state Department of Education has notified state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, that $100,000 in grants for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers will be awarded to the Baldwin-Whitehall and Keystone Oaks school districts. Miller said Baldwin-Whitehall is getting $60,000, while $40,000 is going to Keystone Oaks. Miller said official notice is expected to be sent to the school districts today. “Programs like this, which further ensure the safety of our students, have my full support,” Miller said. “I thank the Department of Education for this valuable funding, because having a safe and secure learning environment for all students is a necessity.” The money is coming from the Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant program. Applicants are eligible for a maximum individual grant of $60,000 for a school resource officer and $40,000 for a school police officer. Local police agencies and municipalities can apply and receive a grant but they must have prior consent of the governing board of the school to place school resource officers on the school’s premises. Read more


Miller: $91,500 state grant to aid Mt. Lebanon public space improvement

(Nov 15, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 15 – Pedestrian safety and mobility along Washington Road , which hosts 20,000 vehicles and thousands of residents and employees daily , will be aided by a $91,500 grant announced today by state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon. Miller said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the award through the Gaming and Economic Development Tourism Fund, which was established to aid community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenue generated from all casinos. The money will go to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to help sub-grantee Mt. Lebanon replace 33,200 feet of sidewalk, 4,500 feet of conduit and 72 light poles along Washington Road, which essentially serves as the municipality’s Main Street. Miller said the upgrade is badly needed, noting that existing sidewalks and lighting are 20 years old. “This grant will be instrumental to maintaining the safety and vibrancy of the central business district,” Miller wrote in his letter of support for the project. “Mt. Lebanon’s Comprehensive Plan and Uptown Strategic Plan have identified decrepit sidewalks and dated street lighting as critical items necessary to improve the safety and mobility of the area.” Miller said: “Washington Road is used by thousands of residents, both young school children attending schools on the road, as well as seniors visiting the many physician offices located there. These improvements in Read more


Social Work CEUs available at the Substance Abuse Forum!

(Nov 15, 2017)

Dear Friends, Our Substance Abuse Forum is only two weeks away, and besides our recent announcement that Attorney General Josh Shapiro will be joining us, we are also very excited to announce that most of the event will not be eligible for continuing education credits for social workers! Read more


Miller announces $1.25 million grant for St. Clair Memorial Hospital

(Nov 15, 2017)

MT. LEBANON, Nov. 14 – The realignment of North Wren Drive in Scott Township as part of St. Clair Memorial Hospital’s new ambulatory care center will benefit from a $1.25 million grant announced today by state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon. Miller said the new, 290-000-square-foot center spans the boundary between Scott and Mount Lebanon townships, and for the facility to operate correctly North Wren Drive needs rebuilt and realigned to intersect with Bower Hill Road directly opposite Firwood Drive. “The two roads are currently offset by 80 feet, which causes inefficient traffic movement, limited sight distance and reduced pedestrian safety,” Miller said. “I thank the CFA board for recognizing the immense benefit that will come from funding this important project.” Miller said St. Clair Hospital is also creating 90 new jobs as part of the $2.9 million total cost project. The state funding comes through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, which provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents of the commonwealth. These grants are available for projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more, and the grant cannot exceed $3 million. Read more


Financial Literacy and Substance Abuse Events

(Nov 13, 2017)

As our young people prepare to graduate from high school and move onto the next phase of their lives, parents often worry if they’ve done all they can to prepare their children for adulthood. Read more


Attorney General to attend Substance Abuse Forum and registration is open

(Nov 08, 2017)

BIG NEWS! We’re very excited to announce that Attorney General Josh Shapiro is joining us at our Substance Abuse Forum on Wednesday, November 29th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon! Read more


October Month in Review

(Nov 02, 2017)

Review of October events, including Halloween festivities, and a preview of November events in the region. Read more


Birth Certificates and Passports

(Oct 19, 2017)

With the current buzz about Real ID and driver’s licenses, my office has received many questions about obtaining passports. My latest email covers the topic. Read more


Substance Abuse Forum, Nov. 29

(Oct 17, 2017)

My "Substance Abuse Forum -- Challenges to Recovery" event will be held 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road. Read more


Local Halloween Festivities

(Oct 13, 2017)

With October comes a calendar full of community Halloween activities, which are always fun for families. Check the listing of local Halloween festivities. Read more


Protecting yourself from Equifax data breach; Alzheimer’s event Oct. 5 at Dormont Library

(Oct 03, 2017)

My latest email contains tips on protecting yourself from the Equifax data breach, along with a reminder invite to my Oct. 5 Alzheimer's event. Read more


September Month in Review

(Sep 29, 2017)

Review of September events and a preview of October events in the region. Read more


Alzheimer's: Planning, Living & Fighting

(Sep 22, 2017)

I would like to invite you to an event I am hosting on Thursday, October 5th called “Alzheimer’s – Planning, Living & Fighting,” which will take place at the Dormont Public Library. Read more


Moving Beyond Awareness to the Challenges to Recovery

(Sep 20, 2017)

Rep. Dan Miller and staff will host a Substance Abuse Forum from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Road, Pittsburgh Read more


Budget Update and Disability & Mental Health Bills

(Sep 15, 2017)

Get the latest on the state budget situation and some of my newest legislative initiatives as co-chair of the Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Caucus. Read more